If you don’t have a Raspberry Pi Zero right now, you’re not getting one for Christmas. Who would have thought a $5 Linux computer would have been popular, huh? If you’re looking for a new microcontroller platform you can actually buy, the Arduino / Genuino 101 is available in stores. This was released a few months ago, but it still looks pretty cool: DSP, BTLE, and a six-axis sensor.
If you don’t know [David], the Swede, you should. He’s the guy that launched a glider from a high altitude balloon and is one of the biggest advocates of tricopters. Now he bought an airplane wing for his front yard. It was an old Swedish air force transport aircraft being broken up for scrap. Simply awesome.
Chocolate chips. Now that the most obvious pun is out of the way, here’s how you make DIP8 cookie cutters.
[Barb] is over at the Crash Space hackerspace in LA, and she has a YouTube channel that goes over all her creations. This week, it’s a layered wood pendant constructed out of many layers of veneer. Take note of the 3M 77 spray glue used for the lamination and the super glue used as a clear, hard finish.
Star Wars was released and we have a few people digging through the repertoire to see what [John Williams] lifted for the new movie. Here’s musical Tesla coils playing the theme for the Force.
Flickr gives you a full gigabyte of storage, but only if you upload JPEGs, GIFs, and PNGs. That doesn’t prevent you from using Flickr as your own cloud storage.
We know two things about [Hans Fouche]: he lives in South Africa and he has a gigantic 3D printer. His latest creation is an acoustic guitar. It may not sound great, but that’s the quality of the recording. It may not play great, but he can fix that with some acetone vapor. It would be very interesting to see 3D printing used in a more traditional lutherie context; this printer could easily print molds and possibly even something to bend plywood tops.
Starting in 1990, [deater] would make a yearly Christmas-themed demo on his DOS box. You can really see the progression of technology starting with ANSI art trees written in BASIC, to an EGA graphical demo written with QBASIC to the last demo in 96 made with VGA, and SoundBlaster effects written in Turbo Pascal and asm.
16 thoughts on “Hackaday Links: December 20, 2015”
Using Flickr as cloud storage? That reminds me of the sofware/hardware from long ago that would allow you to store & retreive data on VHS tapes… an interesting concept, but totally impracitcal.
Personally I’d file it under free sometimes comes with a cost In the event you really need cloud storage and can’t afford and don’t want to spend the cost of extra storage at dropbox etc., impratability is to cost you will pay
The Imperial March is better than the Star Wars theme on the Tesla Coil, now how do you dress a Tesla Coil like the Emperor?
“how do you dress a Tesla Coil like the Emperor?”
First you move it to the dark side of the room…
/self promotion maybe?/
Have you ever wanted to track comments on hackaday too see if particular article has new ones since last visit?
and be able to tell which ones are new?
works only in opera 12.xx. feel free to port for other browsers.
RE: Arduino 101 “*Please note: Arduino 101 boards sold in USA are in pre-sell, we’ll ship them from December 28th onward.”
Our junk and pretty ordinance precludes junk cars only, but allows “art”. Amelia Earhart took off from across the river. Know anyone with some Lockheed Electra parts? Purdue only loaned her the plane.
Hey no more bad mouthing Swedes & Sweden from the USA Some of them are as crazy as some of US when it comes to yard art I dig it
Dave has a very understanding wife…
“If you don’t have a Raspberry Pi Zero right now, you’re not getting one for Christmas. ”
I don’t have a Raspberry Pi Zero right now, and I know I AM getting one for Christmas.
Yep, I got one for Christmas.
That 3d printed guitar….. Yes that sound was not goog. Here is a better version… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o98KUxXsww
It probably didn’t sound Moog either!
I think you meant TERAbyte of space on flickr, not GIGAbyte.
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